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  • Empowering Kenyan Educators: Enhancing Human Rights Journalism Reporting through Pedagogical Training of Lecturers

    Journalists for Human Rights Canada World, Voice for Women and Girls’ Rights program in Kenya has concluded its first Training of Trainers workshop to enhance the capacity of lecturers to teach human rights journalism. This effort is geared towards implementing a Human Rights Journalism curriculum developed by JHR. The curriculum, developed in the last two

  • JHR works with partners to amplify African climate actions

    Mercy Njoroge, JHR’s Gender Media Trainer; Teresa Abla Sintinyi, the founder of Wang’an Women Initiative in Marsabit; Kennedy Mugochi, East Africa Regional Director for Hivos and Tebby Otieno, reporter at the Daily Nation (L-R) JHR-Kenya, in collaboration with Hivos East Africa and the Office of the First Lady of Kenya through the Mama Doing Good

  • KENYA: JHR trainee highlights blind students’ struggle to access education

    By Kayla Hounsell CBC National Reporter & JHR Trainer for the Canada World Program  I’ll never forget the day Sheillah Nyamwaya came to pitch a story. She was an intern at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, and I was a trainer for JHR, trying to identify human rights stories we could tell together. Sheillah was so

  • TUNISIA: JHR trained political candidate Syrine Mrabet elected to parliament

      At the parliamentary runoffs held in late January in Tunisia, JHR-trained candidate Syrine Mrabet emerged successful in her run for MP! Mrabet is a jurist and businesswoman who has worked in multiple industries, including the energy and sports sectors. She is reportedly the first woman in Tunisia to lead a sports organization, having served as the president of football club, Club Olympique

  • DRC: Canada World trainee wins award for story on the persecution of women accused of witchcraft

    Uwezo Africa reporter Joelle Safina Bufole has been awarded the best story prize in the radio category of the Young Women Journalist Awards, organized by Congolese Union of Media Women (UCOFEM) and Internews. The annual competition celebrates the work of Congolese women journalists under the age of 30. Bufole was recognized for her radio report

  • DRC: Draft law to waive legal fees for SGBV survivors introduced in parliament

    In the DRC, a draft law to waive legal fees for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) survivors has been introduced in the National Assembly. This draft law marks the fruition of a series of roundtables, organized by JHR’s Global Affairs Canada-funded program Canada World: Voices for Women and Girls’ Rights, which aimed to brainstorm interventions for

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